'Baneshwar Dham' in Rajasthan to be developed as per master plan

'Baneshwar Dham', a famous religious destination in Dungarpur district will be developed on the guidelines of a master plan, after the heritage site was covered in the revenue records for the first time.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 23, 2015, 15:18 PM IST

Jaipur: 'Baneshwar Dham', a famous religious destination in Dungarpur district will be developed on the guidelines of a master plan, after the heritage site was covered in the revenue records for the first time.

"Baneshwar Dham has attracted tribals on various occasions in a year and would be developed with a master plan which was in the offing," an official statement said here today.

"For the first time, this area was now covered in the revenue record and a gazette notification to this effect would be issued by the state government in a fortnight," said chairman of Rajasthan Dharohar Sanrakshan and Pronati Pradhikaran (Rajasthan Heritage Conservation and Development Authority or RHCDA), Onkar Singh Lakhawat.

"The land of Baneshwar Dham having natural flow of water in the foot hills of Dungarpur and the famous temple of "Tripura Sundari" were till now not mentioned in the revenue records," Lakhawat said here yesterday while holding a high level meeting with public representatives and officials.

Once the proposals were received and a DPR (detailed project report) was prepared, funds would be sought from the state government for conservation of heritage and religious places, he added.

Of a total of 80 hectares of land, 35 hectares were islands and 15 hectares had temples and other buildings in Baneshwar Dham, he said.

Dharmshala (inn), crematorium ground, public toilets, and other utility centres would be developed in the area, he said.